Clery Act (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications)

Clery Act (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications)


The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act, or Clery Act, and the College and Universities Security Information Act, or Pennsylvania Act 73 of 1988, requires the dissemination of campus crime statistics, the annual safety fire report and campus security policies to all students, faculty and staff. Pursuant to both acts, Bloomsburg University Police posts its crime statistics, the annual safety fire report and security policies in the Annual Security Report online.

Crime and fire statistics are updated every year and are posted for the prior three-year period. Hard copies of the Annual Security Report statements can be obtained at the following locations: University Police Office, Admissions Office, and Human Resources.

Timely Warning: Sept. 8, 2017

It was reported to BU PD at 3:15 pm on Sept. 8 that a sexual assault occurred on upper campus last night. The offender is known to the victim. If you see something, say something. If you have any information about this case immediately report to University Police, 570-389-2211 or Town Police 570-784-6300 or 570-784-6779.

Promote safety and reduce your risk level: It is never a victim's fault when they have become a victim of a crime. Clery timely warnings are to assist and educate individuals with the hope of preventing future crimes. Tips:

  • When you go out, make a plan, inform others of your plan, and check in.
  • Try to take the most direct well-lit route and try to stay within areas where other people are around.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • If you see anything suspicious, report it to police immediately. Descriptions of actors and vehicles are very helpful but do not put yourself in harm's way to get them. Instead remove yourself from the situation.
  • If you see a suspicious individual, make mental notes of Race, age, sex, height, weight, hair, eye color, build, clothing, last known direction of travel and anything unusual about the suspect(s) such as scars, tattoos, strange mannerisms and anything the suspicious person said is helpful to law enforcement.
  • Use the university on campus escort service, call (570) 389-5000.

Timely Warning: Sept. 5, 2017

An indecent assault occurred about 3 a.m. on Sept.4 on lower campus while the victim was visiting a person known to them. It was reported to BU PD about 3 a.m. on Sept. 5. If you have any information about this case immediately report to University Police, 570-389-2211 or Town Police 570-784-6300 or 570-784-6779. Promote safety and reduce your risk level.

It is never a victim's fault when they have become a victim of a crime. Clery timely warnings are to assist and educate individuals with the hope of preventing future crimes. Tips:

  • When you go out, make a plan, inform others of your plan, and check in.
  • Try to take the most direct well-lit route and try to stay within areas where other people are around.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • If you see anything suspicious, report it to police immediately. Descriptions of actors and vehicles are very helpful but do not put yourself in harm's way to get them. Instead remove yourself from the situation.
  • If you see a suspicious individual, make mental notes of Race, age, sex, height, weight, hair, eye color, build, clothing, last known direction of travel and anything unusual about the suspect(s) such as scars, tattoos, strange mannerisms and anything the suspicious person said is helpful to law enforcement.
  • Use the university on campus escort service, call 570-389-5000.

Timely Warning: July 11, 2017

A sexual assault was reported to have occurred on lower campus at about 11 p.m, July 10, 2017. The suspect is known to the victim. If you see something, say something. If you have any information about this case immediately report to University Police, 570-389-2211 or Town Police 570-784-6300 or 570-784-6779.

Promote safety and reduce your risk level: It is never a victim's fault when they have become a victim of a crime. Clery timely warnings are to assist and educate individuals with the hope of preventing future crimes. Tips:

  • When you go out, make a plan, inform others of your plan, and check in.
  • Try to take the most direct well-lit route and try to stay within areas where other people are around.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • If you see anything suspicious, report it to police immediately. Descriptions of actors and vehicles are very helpful but do not put yourself in harm's way to get them. Instead remove yourself from the situation.
  • If you see a suspicious individual, make mental notes of Race, age, sex, height, weight, hair, eye color, build, clothing, last known direction of travel and anything unusual about the suspect(s) such as scars, tattoos, strange mannerisms and anything the suspicious person said is helpful to law enforcement.
  • Use the university on campus escort service, call 570-389-5000.

Safety Alert: Dec. 4, 2016

Update: 9:26 p.m. — Regarding the armed robbery incident at 242 Penn Street: Suspects are two males, the first male was 6' tall wearing black clothing and a zip up hoodie, the second male was described as 5' 6" wearing blue jeans and a dark shirt. Bloomsburg Town Police are currently investigating the incident. Anyone with information should contact Town Police at 570-784-4155, with information.

An armed robbery occurred at 242 Penn St. Two male suspects with guns fled in an unknown direction of travel. Bloomsburg Town Police are currently investigating. Anyone with information should contact Town Police, 570-784-4155, with information.

Always be vigilant of your surroundings and do not walk alone. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable about a situation do not hesitate to notify police. The university recommends students walk in groups and keep a cell phone readily accessible.

Timely Warning: Oct. 20, 2016

An attempted robbery occurred at 3:25 a.m. today (Oct. 20) on Country Club Road at entrance to BU's upper campus. The victim, who was carrying a bag, was approached by 3 males in black clothing. One of the trio, 6-foot tall with a beard and glasses, asked, "What's in the bag?" and attempted to take it. The victim fled. Nothing was taken.

Call Bloomsburg University Police at 570-389-4168 with information.

Students are reminded to walk in groups, especially at night, and stay out of dimly lit areas. A whistle can be useful to draw attention if you find yourself in a dangerous situation.

Timely Warning: Oct. 19, 2016

A reported sexual assault occurred at an off-campus fraternity on Oct. 14 at 2 a.m. Victim reports being offered an “edible” possibly laced with Xanax. No suspect description was given. Please be aware of your surroundings, especially what you may consume. Call BUPD at 570-389-2211 for assistance, including in need of an escort back to campus.

Timely Warning: Sept. 11, 2016

A reported sexual assault occurred at 8:30 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 11) between Bloomsburg University's Ben Franklin and Hartline. The victim was fondled by a clean-shaven white male who first asked for directions. The suspect is in his late 20s to early 30s, 5-foot-5-inches tall, average build, with short brown spiked hair. He was wearing a striped polo shirt, long pants and black sneakers. He was last seen in a dark blue or black car heading toward Second Street. Anyone with information should contact Bloomsburg University Police, 570-389-2211.

Students are reminded to walk in groups, especially at night, and stay out of dimly lit areas. A whistle can be useful to draw attention if you find yourself in a dangerous situation. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990.

Timely Warning: Sept. 10, 2016

A sexual assault at 8 a.m. today (Sept. 10) in Lycoming Hall was reported to Bloomsburg University Police at 9 p.m. today. No further information is available at this time. Always be vigilant of your surroundings. Do not open your door for strangers, accept drinks from strangers or leave drinks unattended. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable about a situation do not hesitate to notify police.

Update: Sept. 13 — Description of the actor: black male – light skinned, 5’10-6’, mustache, goatee, jeans, T-shirt that read “I think I might be happy." Anyone with information should call BUPD at 570-389-2211.

This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990.

Safety Alert Update: Feb. 5, 2015

Two 20-year-old male Bloomsburg University students sustained gunshot wounds in an incident at 351 Fetterman Ave. Wednesday (Feb. 4) at 9:54 p.m. Bloomsburg Town Police found a victim with a gunshot wound to his upper torso inside 351 Fetterman Ave. He was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. A short time later, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital contacted police about a second gunshot victim who had walked into the emergency room. It was determined the second victim had also been shot at 351 Fetterman Ave.

The suspects were described as two black males in their early 20s. The initial investigation indicates the shooting was not a random act. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should contact the Bloomsburg Police Department at 570-784-6779 or 570-784-6300.

A message from President David L. Soltz: As we continue to respond to last night’s shooting near our campus, I would like to thank everyone for their assistance during this challenging time. Your patience and cooperation while the investigation of the incident evolves is vital to keeping everyone safe.

Safety Alert: Feb. 4, 2015

Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating a report of gunshots fired in the area of Lightstreet Road and Fetterman Avenue Wednesday (Feb. 4) at 10:53 p.m. No further details are available. Avoid the area.

An information should be provided to the Bloomsburg Police at 570-784-4155. For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout the campus. If you are in town and need help, call 911.

Timely Warning: Jan. 23, 2015

At approximately 2:10 p.m. today (Jan. 23) a female student reported to BU Police that a white male grabbed her by the buttocks in the silver lot near Mount Olympus Apartments on Upper Campus. He was wearing glasses and is described as average height with a thin build, short brown hair and crooked teeth. Both had been on the shuttle bus to upper campus. The victim reported seeing the man grab the buttocks of another female at the JKA Apartments prior to the silver lot incident. Anyone with information is asked to call BUPD at 570-389-2211.

Always be vigilant of your surroundings and do not walk alone. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable about a situation do not hesitate to notify police. The university recommends students walk in groups and keep a cell phone readily accessible. If you are in town and need help call 911. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act).

Timely Warning: Nov. 4, 2014

As reported today (Tuesday, Nov. 4) to Bloomsburg University Police: On Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 9 p.m., a female was forced to the ground and touched inappropriately by two males in costume. The incident occurred on the Blue Lot on Upper Campus.

Always be vigilant of your surroundings and do not walk alone. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable about a situation do not hesitate to notify police. The university recommends students walk in groups and keep a cell phone readily accessible.

Also, consider carrying a whistle. While there are limitations to the effectiveness of a whistle against all threats, it could work well in a difficult situation as students would first blow into the whistle to attract help and then use a cell phone to call for help. For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If you are in town and need help call 911.

Timely Warning: March 13, 2014

At approximately 3:30 a.m., Thursday, March 13, two persons, one a Bloomsburg University student, were robbed in the 200 block of Iron Street. The suspect is described as male, standing approximately 5'10 to 6' in height, a slender build, wearing black sweat pants, a black sweat shirt and red ski mask.
The suspect fled the area, last seen traveling south on Center Street. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Bloomsburg Police Department at 570-784-6300.

Always be vigilant of your surroundings and do not walk alone. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable about a situation do not hesitate to notify police. In case of an emergency, students should call 570-389-4168. For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If you are in town and need help call 911.

Timely Warning: March 5, 2014

Update: 9:45 a.m. Investigating authorities have no further information at this time. Investigation continues. Any information regarding the identity of these individuals should be provided to the Bloomsburg Police at 570-784-4155.

An armed robbery occurred at 9:25 p.m. today (March 5) in the area of Country Club Drive and Honeysuckle Lane. Two black males robbed the victim at knifepoint, taking cash, cell phone and bookbag. Both are described as having medium build and dressed in black hoodies and jeans. They are 6-feet-2 inches and 5-feet-9-inches in height. They fled on foot toward the hospital.

Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating the incident. For your safety, travel in groups and stay in well-lit areas. If you are in town and need help, call 911. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act).

Timely Warning: Feb. 19, 2014

At 10:40 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19) a male jumped out of bushes at Chestnut Avenue and East Fourth Street in an apparent attempt to assault the victim. The victim successfully resisted and the suspect fled east on foot on Fourth Street. The suspect is described as a white male, 5-feet, 10-inches tall with no facial hair. He was wearing a dark blue hoodie. Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating the incident. Any information regarding the identity of this individual should be provided to the Bloomsburg Police at 570-784-4155.

Always be vigilant of your surroundings and do not walk alone. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable about a situation do not hesitate to notify police. The university recommends students walk in groups and keep a cell phone readily accessible.

Also, consider carrying a whistle. While there are limitations to the effectiveness of a whistle against all threats, it could work well in a difficult situation as students would first blow into the whistle to attract help and then use a cell phone to call for help. For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If you are in town and need help call 911. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act).

Timely Warning: Feb. 1, 2014

At 1:22 a.m. today (Feb. 1), a sexual assaulted occurred on Glen Avenue between Washington and Lincoln streets. A white male wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans approached females, knocked one to the ground, sexually assaulted her and fled toward the Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital. A similar incident occurred at the same location on Dec. 8, 2013.

Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating the incident and reported it to Bloomsburg University Police at 6 a.m. Any information regarding the identity of this individual should be provided to the Bloomsburg Police at 570-784-4155.

Always be vigilant of your surroundings and do not walk alone. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable about a situation do not hesitate to notify police. The university recommends students walk in groups and keep a cell phone readily accessible. Also, consider carrying a whistle. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act).

Timely Warning: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

At approximately 1:10 p.m. today, the Bloomsburg Town police report the Uni-Mart on Lightstreet Road was entered by a single male wearing a grey mask, and grey and white coat. The male demanded money from the clerk. The male then fled on foot. Witnesses did not see a weapon. There were no reported injuries from the incident.

This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act). Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating the incident. Any information regarding the identity of this individual should be provided to the Bloomsburg Police at 570-784-4155. For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If you are in town and need help, call 911.

Timely Warning: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

Bloomsburg University Police Department has become aware of a sexual assault that occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, on a sidewalk in the front of the 400 building at the Honeysuckle Apartments. The Bloomsburg Police report that a female victim was approached from behind by a male assailant. He wrapped his arms around the victim and groped her genitals. The victim screamed and the male assailant threw the victim to the ground. The actor was described as being a white male approximately 5-feet, 8-inches tall and of average build. No clothing description is available.

This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990. Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating the incident. Any information regarding the identity of this individual should be provided to the Bloomsburg Police at 570-784-4155. For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If you are in town and need help, call 911.

Timely Warning: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Update 5:30 p.m.: Upon further investigation it was determined that the reported assault in the area of Kehr Union did not occur.

In a report today (Sept. 12) to Bloomsburg University Police, a female reported a sexual assault by two unknown males between 2 and 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the area of the Kehr Union Patio. Anyone with information is asked to contact BUPD at 570-389-4168. Always be vigilant of your surroundings and do not walk alone. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable about a situation do not hesitate to notify police. The university recommends students walk in groups and keep a cell phone readily accessible.

Also, consider carrying a whistle. While there are limitations to the effectiveness of a whistle against all threats, it could work well in a difficult situation as students would first blow into the whistle to attract help and then use a cell phone to call for help. For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If you are in town and need help call 911. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act).

Timely Warning: Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013

An armed robbery occurred at 5:15 a.m. today (Aug. 31) at Mount Olympus Apartments. Three black males, all wearing black clothing, knocked on an apartment door and were admitted by the residents. They took wallets and cell phones and fled.

Suspects described as:

  • A light-skinned black male with a goatee, 5'7" 170lbs, age late teens to early 20s, wearing tan camo cargo shorts
  • A dark-skinned black male with a long beard 6'2"-6'3" 180 lbs., age late teens to early 20s, wearing an Adidas hoodie and armed with a handgun
  • Black male, brown skin 5'8" 180lbs, age late teens to early 20s

Anyone with information should call BUPD at 570-389-4168.

Always be vigilant of your surroundings, do not walk alone and be careful about whom you allow into your residence. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable about a situation, do not hesitate to notify police. The university recommends students walk in groups and keep a cell phone readily accessible. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act).

Timely Warning: March 17, 2013

Update March 25, 4:30 p.m.: Samuel Jeannot, a student involved in the March 17 robbery on East Third Street, turned himself in to Bloomsburg Town Police today, March 25, accompanied by his family. He will be charged with robbery, robbery with the intent to cause bodily injuries, aggravated assault and simple assault. He was arraigned where bail was set at $100,000. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27.

Update March 18, 5:25 a.m.: A second suspect has been identified in the earlier reported attempted robbery in the 400 block of East Third St. on March 17 at about 9:21 p.m. The suspect is Samuel Andre Jeannot, a 22-year-old black male. He may be armed with a handgun. He is wanted for robbery and assault and should be considered dangerous. He may be operating a Lincoln with Pennsylvania license HTJ-2122. If you know his whereabouts or have any other information regarding this incident call Bloomsburg Town Police at 570-784-4155.

Update March 17, 11:05 p.m.: One male suspect is in custody as of 11 p.m. March 17, the other remains at large. The location is updated to outside in the 400 block of E. 3rd St.

At approximately 9:21 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2013, an attempted robbery was reported at 400 E. Third Street. The suspects were described as two black males wearing masks and carrying hand guns. The suspects fled by foot. One fled east on Third Street, while the other fled west on Third. Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating the incident. Any information regarding the identity of these individuals should be provided to the Bloomsburg Police at 570-784-4155.

For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If you are in town and need help, call 911. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act).

Timely Warning: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating a reported rape in a house in the 300 block of Lightstreet Road, adjacent to campus, at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 (today). The woman went to the suspect’s house where she reported she was raped in the suspect’s bedroom. The suspect is described as a black male known as “Mo,” who is 6 feet tall with short black hair. The exact location of the incident is unknown.

Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating the incident. Any information regarding suspect should be provided to the Bloomsburg Police at 570-784-4155. Always be aware of your surroundings. If you are in town and need help, call 911. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990.

Timely Warning: Friday, Nov. 19, 2011

Bloomsburg University Police took Samuel Hill into custody on Friday, Nov. 19, in connection with a robbery at 500 Club Apartments, which occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 16. He was turned over to Bloomsburg Town Police. Police are investigating an incident that reportedly occurred Tuesday, Nov. 16, at approximately 7:45 p.m. Five males entered a unit at the 500 Club Apartments on Honeysuckle Road and demanded money. One of the males produced a handgun.

The victims resisted the robbery and the suspects fled from the building. Some were wearing oversize hoodies pulled over their heads. No one was injured during the incident. Remember to always lock your doors and do not open your door for someone you do not know. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act).

Timely Warning: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

This incident was reported to Bloomsburg University Police Department on Wednesday, Nov. 9. At approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, a female student was the victim of a purse snatching on the foot bridge across Lightstreet Road, commonly referred to as the “cat walk.” The student was returning to her off-campus residence after leaving work at Kehr Union. A lone white male ran past the victim, grabbed her purse and fled in the direction of Honeysuckle Apartments. The male subject, who was wearing a red hoodie, is described as being approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall and about 20 years old. The victim was not injured during the accident.

The university recommends that students walk in groups and keep a cell phone readily accessible. Purses should be kept to the front, rather than the side, of the body. Also, consider carrying a whistle. While there are limitations to the effectiveness of a whistle against all threats, it could work well in a difficult situation as students would first blow into the whistle to attract help and then use a cell phone to call for help.

In case of an emergency, students should call 570-389-4168. For student safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If students are in town and need help, they should call 911. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act).

Timely Warning: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, a male, non-student, was struck by several unidentified males. The victim reports four white males were involved in the incident. The suspects were described as between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall , average build. One suspect was wearing a light blue hoodie. The suspects were last seen entering Montour Hall.

The victim sustained contusions and abrasions to his face. The Bloomsburg University Safety and Police is investigating the incident. Any information as to the identity of these individuals should be provided to the BU police at 570-389-4168. Always be vigilant of your surroundings and do not walk alone. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable about a situation do not hesitate to notify police. The university recommends students walk in groups and keep a cell phone readily accessible.

Also, consider carrying a whistle. While there are limitations to the effectiveness of a whistle against all threats, it could work well in a difficult situation as students would first blow into the whistle to attract help and then use a cell phone to call for help. For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If you are in town and need help call 911. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act).

Timely Warning: Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, a student was robbed in front of Elwell Hall at Bloomsburg University. The victim reports two black males and a white male were involved in the incident. During the incident the two black males had handguns that remained in their waistband.

One black suspect was described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, average build and wearing a black hoodie. The second black suspect was described as 6 feet, average build and wearing a tan hoodie. The white suspect has dark bushy hair, average build and wearing a dark hoodie. The three suspects were last seen walking on East Second Street toward the Hartline Science Center. The victim was not injured. The Bloomsburg University Safety and Police is investigating the incident. Any information as to the identity of these individuals should be provided to the BU police at 570-389-4168.

Always be vigilant of your surroundings and do not walk alone. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable about a situation do not hesitate to notify police. The university recommends students walk in groups and keep a cell phone readily accessible. Also, consider carrying a whistle. While there are limitations to the effectiveness of a whistle against all threats, it could work well in a difficult situation as students would first blow into the whistle to attract help and then use a cell phone to call for help.

In case of an emergency, students should call 570-389-4168. For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If you are in town and need help call 911. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act).

Timely Warning: Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

At approximately 6:15 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, a white male wearing dark clothes was reportedly trying to gain entry into a residence on Rose Ave near the Kile Apartments. The suspect was described as being in his late teens or early 20s with dark hair. The suspect was carrying something, possibly a hand gun. The suspect fled to an area near the Tri-Level Garage.

Bloomsburg Town Police are investigating the incident. Any information regarding the identity of this individual should be provided to the Bloomsburg Police at 570-784-4155. For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If you are in town and need help, call 911. This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990.

Timely Warning: Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010

An update has been issued to the campus alert made in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act) for the robbery incident at the Hospital Lot on Sunday, Aug. 8. Further investigation by BUPD officers found the robbery victims were specifically targeted due to an incident that occurred off campus and through a continuing course of conduct ended on campus. This was not a random act and the perceived threat to the campus community has diminished. The investigation will continue.

At approximately 10:24 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, two male students were approached in the Bloomsburg University Hospital parking lot by five subjects (four males and one female). The five suspects were described as white. One male suspect was described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall and wearing a white tank top at the time of the incident. The female suspect has long blonde hair and was wearing a black tank top. All five suspects were reported to be in their late teens or early twenties. The suspects approached the male victims, asked them to turn over their belongings and attacked them. No weapon was seen in the incident.

The suspects fled the hospital parking lot in up to four vehicles. Two vehicles were described as similar to Honda Civics with spoilers. One was black and the other was silver. The vehicles were travelling North on 487 toward I-80. The Bloomsburg University Safety and Police is investigating the incident. Any information as to the identity of these individuals should be provided to BU Saftey and Police at 570-389-4168.

Bloomsburg University recommends that students walk in groups and keep a cell phone readily accessible. Also, consider carrying a whistle. While there are limitations to the effectiveness of a whistle against all threats, it could work well in a difficult situation as students would first blow into the whistle to attract help and then use a cell phone to call for help. In case of an emergency, students should call 570-389-4168. For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If you are in town and need help call 911.